Many Tacoma homeowners go through the process of buying new windows and believe their work is done. Typically, this isn’t the case, as there is a certain amount of maintenance and upkeep required by even new windows. How much maintenance and upkeep you’ll need to do will vary depending on which material you choose for your home. There are currently four major window materials on the market: vinyl, fiberglass, wood, and aluminum. Each option requires its own level of upkeep and repairs. While some homeowners don’t mind the extra hassle, if you want to keep your windows low maintenance while still receiving quality windows, then we highly recommend fiberglass windows. Let’s take a closer look at fiberglass windows and the features that keep them so low maintenance.
Fiberglass Windows Have Weather Resistant Frames
If your home currently features wood windows, then you’re likely aware of the amount of upkeep and repairs these windows require. The reason why homeowners with wood windows have their hands full is because wood frames tend to absorb excess moisture, which eventually leads to rotting and distorting, among other types of serious weather damage. Not only does this mean your energy bill will spike without proper repairs, but it also means as a homeowner you’ll need to peel, sand, paint and stain your windows annually to keep them like new. Fortunately, with fiberglass windows, you can avoid all the hassle thanks to their strong weather resistant frames that don’t absorb any moisture!
Same Wood Look, Stronger Material
One thing homeowner’s love about wood windows is their naturally warm look and feel that perfectly compliments almost any type of architecture. Unfortunately, this look comes with a material that is easily scuffed, scratched, and peeled. The good news is you can still receive the authentic wood look you love, without working with such a fragile material. Quality fiberglass windows (like Infinity by Marvin) have been found to be virtually indistinguishable from wood windows and while the two may look identical, fiberglass windows are much more durable and resistant to wear and tear.
Just the Right Amount of Expanding
Many homeowners are aware of vinyl windows’ impressive ability to expand in order to increase insulation. What those homeowners don’t typically know is that vinyl windows expand at a rate 4x greater than the windows glass, which leads to some serious window damage and causes the need for repair down the line. Fortunately, fiberglass windows also expand, but at an equal rate of the glass, so you have optimal insulation without the damage.
If you’re searching for a low maintenance choice that can still provide your home with energy efficiency, comfort, security, and savings, then it’s time to stop by Signature Windows to view our wide collection of quality fiberglass windows. Our team of window experts is here to answer any questions you have about your Tacoma, WA windows replacement project with a free consultation. Just call 253-887-7792 or stop by 1604 15th St. SW #110 Auburn, WA 98001.